[amsat-bb] Re: Satellite Satire

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at gjcp.net
Wed Nov 30 03:40:44 PST 2011

On 30/11/11 01:46, Andy Kellner wrote:
> Hmm, unlikely I would say:
> A typical WX ballon goes up to about 30 km, maybe 50 km if you get a high performance one.

You know, from 50km up you can see a fair chunk of the earth.  While it 
might not be as cool as flying a satellite, a balloon-lofted repeater 
could be quite good fun.  What next, though?  Well, maybe a UAV-lofted 
repeater.  I wonder how well a combination of a balloon for the heavy 
lifting with a UAV-based payload for station-keeping would work?

Gordon JC Pearce MM0YEQ

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